So, is it a tale of love and Devil? Absolutely, give it a try.
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Jul 13, R. He dives deep as a writer and creates a lyrical wonderland as a storyteller. He did that with Wicked Temper, the first book I read written by him, and he did it again with Kestrel Waters, the second book I read by him.
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And I will read a third and fourth and onward until his pen stops bleeding or fingers stop tapping. In Kestrel Waters you have a tale of bluegrass playing brothers, the Brothers Brass. The way Mr. Thornhorn draws us into this musical fantasy is seamless from the opening pages. Using their southern charm to chat up pretty girls and looking for trouble.
If I had to pick one thing that sets this author apart from other southern storytellers beyond his ability to mix of fantasy and realism , it would be the masterful way the sprinkles backwoods dialect into meaningful dialogue. Once again, my hat is off to Mr. The journey a musical odyssey really Randy Thornhorn takes you on is vast and transcendent. His characters: Glenn, Kes, Betillia and especially Daddy Brass, are some of the most enjoyable I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
Their story is so richly drawn as they rise and fall, transporting the reader to places before unknown. There are such twists and turns and the real genius of the book lies in the great love story that is at its very heart.
Once finished I realized that I would not want to change a word. Not a word. This book kept showing up in my recommendations and in little ads on the right side of my screen. So I finally just downloaded it and gave it a try, and I am so happy I did because it blew mw away. This author has exactly what I love - a unique, sure, and strong voice. He's also a damn good storyteller. I can't wait to read every other book he has - which are all available on Kindle Umlimited by the way. The Kestrel Waters was a fantastic trip into the deep and wicked South! Rich with texture and imagery, one can get lost in the imagination of author Thornhorn, and that is a good thing!
Touching and moving, with heart and soul; mesmerizing and poetic and did I say wicked?
A Tour De Force for Mr. I could not put it down! There was a magical, mystical feel about it and I adored the way Mr. Thornhorn made his characters so real I enjoyed it so much that I downloaded "Wicked Temper" and spent another delightful day in the world of this amazing author's mind. Read these books. Enjoy the way that his words paint the most delicious pictures in your mind. Read and celebrate a new exciting voice for now and forever!
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I love this book. Thornhorn's language is a wonderful dance. My minds ear keeps ringing to the tantalizing rhythm of the vivid people and places of the Brass universe. Give me more! I have won this copy as a giveaway on goodreads. It would be disappointing to read this author and not be immersed in the rich, archaic, and almost biblical language that does so much to create the world his characters live in.
Although, to me it seems a paralle The author of The Kestrel Waters, Randy Thornhorn, has a style that is unique and addictive. Although, to me it seems a parallel world to the one I'm familiar with. In this world the characters are more vibrant, the prose more lyrical, the written music more audible and the laws of nature more transient.
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The colorful and musical Brass family are highly dysfunctional who's family isn't? The Brothers Brass lives change forever the minute they hear Bettelia's sweet voice from high up in a tree. Kes's journey now becomes a slow train ride that begins in the light of love and takes a dark detour. We all have both light and dark and all it takes is push one direction or the other. I believe there are evil people and evil places, I think Mr.
Thornhorn feels the same. One hopes that evil will never turn its depraved eye toward us or our loved ones as once it does we are lucky to escape. Through no fault but fate brave little Bettelia has been born to Riddletop Mountain and chosen by the devil, but she will sacrifice everything to protect her new family.
Read the book you will understand! I intend to read it again!! View 2 comments. Opening the cover of The Kestrel Waters was like stepping off a plane into a vastly different time and place. Despite being unfamiliar-- but not entirely unknown to me, gospel music began to fill my head. Once I began to flow with the Southern cadence that lifted from the pages was I too Northern to inhale all this Southern-ness?
The Brothers Brass seemed to share a heartbeat during their youth, yet their responses to love, song, fa Opening the cover of The Kestrel Waters was like stepping off a plane into a vastly different time and place. The Brothers Brass seemed to share a heartbeat during their youth, yet their responses to love, song, family dysfunction and a haunting slew of challenges that came tumbling down from a mountain called Riddle Top-- had their life paths divide like a fork in a river. The depth of every character had me imagining them in detail long after the pages were closed for the night… and Bettilia… nearly other-worldly, was purer in her wrenching strength of heart than any other.
This is a book that you will actually miss when you have to close it, until you can steal the next stretch of free time to resume reading. Revival tents, local fairs, freak-shows, and circuses-- the ensemble that exploded from Thornhorn's head left me wishing I could really step off that plane The dramatic arc of the story builds through elements of uniquely Southern mythology that underpin and sustain religious fundamentalism as well as racial and class divisions, through a climax where reality ultimately intersects with the supernatural.
I wasn't sure I was going to be drawn into a story about itinerant gospel singers in the deep South, but Thornhorn manages to paint love, loss, the Devil and human imperfection with such vivid creativity that I found myself consuming this story in a single sitting. Then I went back and read it again.
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And again. Ask yourself when was the last time you read a novel three times in a row, for the sheer pleasure of it. Then pick up a copy for yourself. Living in Savannah, there is no fiction here with street names, the mind of its people, or the culture, unlike Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. An acutely accurate portrait of Savannah and an immersion in southern culture, from the pot liquor of collards, pone cakes, and pool halls to white gloves purchased on Broughton Street, probably at Adler's, " where fashion makes its debut".
Refreshing for an author to actually use the real Savannah as a backdrop for a novel and be accurate in tha Living in Savannah, there is no fiction here with street names, the mind of its people, or the culture, unlike Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Refreshing for an author to actually use the real Savannah as a backdrop for a novel and be accurate in that portrayal. A very engaging novel that is hard to put down, with very well defined characters and a suspenseful plot.
senjouin-kikishiro.com/images/qipozena/1162.php Read this one before Wicked Temper. But please read everything this author writes. Such talent is rare. Kestrel Waters is such a great read. I am an avid reader and have certain authors that I follow and now I have a new favorite! Thornhorn has done an outstanding job of creating a story so good that you do not want to put the book down. I love how this story jumps off the page at you and how you can just picture yourself right there, it is so vivid! This is definitely one of those books that you will read over and over!
This type of talent is very rare. Thank you, Mr. I read this book in one sitting. It is beautifully written. The characters are compelling and the story is solid. There is an overall haunting quality to the book that is hard to explain. If I had a lick of talent, I'd write a review worthy of this book.
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